South Mountain YMCA

Enrichment Classes

Enrichment Classes 8-Week Program 

Register Online or call (973) 762-4145
Spring Session  April 27-June 21st (class schedule)
We design all our classes to expand children’s learning and curiosity. Our goal is to enrich physical and emotional needs while enhancing academics in a safe, fun and creative atmosphere.  As a result, children foster new friendships, develop social skills and grow more inquisitive every day.

Adult / Child Classes

NEW! Baby & Me Fit Club (Newborn - 18 months)
Ready to get moving with your newborn? Bring your baby to class and meet other parents with infants while burning some calories! Miss Tina leads this fun-filled class where parents & babies get to interact and dance, tone and condition. On nicer days we may go for a stroll to Memorial Park or around the block. This class is specifically designed for parents with children 18 months or younger. No class 6/18. Parent/chaperone participation required. 
Tuesday 8:45 - 9:30am    
Location: 
Y Program Center
Fee:
$78
Instructor: 
Miss Tina

NEW! Mini Cirque du SOMA (Walking – 2 yrs)
Come one, come all! This fusion class combines gymnastics, dance, performance and circus arts. Participants will explore floor acrobatics, trampoline, obstacle courses, tightrope, hooping and suspension in addition to practicing with circus props such as ribbons, hoops, juggling scarves & bubbles! No class 6/20 Parent/chaperone participation required. 
Thursday 9:00 - 9:30am    
Location: 
Y Gym
Fee: 
$77
Instructor: 
Miss Tina

NEW! Itty Bitty Chefs (2 - 3 yrs)
Work together with an adult to create culinary masterpieces with Chef Lila! Taught by a trained chef, children and their adult chaperones explore food preparation techniques as they make a delicious and healthy recipe by the end of each hour to take home. We introduce proper kitchen hygiene and advance children's fine and gross motor skills through measuring, stirring, and kneading. Senses are used to identify foods through tasting, touching, and smelling. We also create a cookbook to try the yummy recipes at home! Parent/chaperone participation required. 
Thursday 10:00-10:45am
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: $114
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea & Miss Kayla

Building Buddies (walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Come build soaring towers using Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Lego and more! All mini architects welcome. No class 5/27. Parent/chaperone participation required. 
Monday 9:00-9:30am
Location:
 Y Program Center
Fee: $70
Instructor: Miss Justine

Mini Heroes (walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Our little heroes get the chance to save the day! Train with us as we learn to run, jump, tumble and climb over obstacles. This class is a great way for toddlers to work on gross motor skills while using superhero themes. No class 5/27 Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Monday 
9:00-9:30 am
Location: 
Y Gym
Fee: 
$70  
Instructor: 
Miss Tina

Tiny Tumblers (Walking – 2.5 yrs)
This intro to gymnastics helps to develop gross motor skills with rolling, balancing, swinging and crawling. Have fun stretching, playing parachute games, running obstacle courses, skill building, singing and more! Our structured class helps children transition into more independent gymnastics and sports classes. No class 6/21 Parent/chaperone participation required. 
Friday 9:00 - 9:45am    
Location: 
Y Gym
Fee:
$88
Instructor: 
Miss Tina

TEAM for Tots (Walking – 3 yrs)
Parachute play, relay races and sports including soccer, basketball and more. No class 6/21. Parents/chaperones participation required.
Friday 9:45-10:15am
Location: Y Field/Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session.
Instructor: Miss Justine

Giggle & Groove (0 - 2 yrs)
Shake, rattle and roll to the beat with music that gets your toes tapping! Dress in comfortable clothing. Parents with infants in wearable baby carries are welcome to join the fun. No class 6/19. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Wednesday 9:30-10:00am   
Location:
 Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Tina

Music & Me (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Explore melodies with instruments, stomp around on our Giant Piano Mat and soak up music vocabulary. We sing songs and play instruments in games and activities. No class 5/27. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Monday 9:30-10:00am 
Location:
 Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Justine

Let’s Go to Art (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Have fun with friends creating different projects each week to take home and display! No class 6/19. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Wednesday 9:00-9:30am 
Location:
 Program Center
Fee: $70
Instructor: Miss Tina

Puppet Play (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Learn the art of storytelling through all types of puppets! Each week, we create a new puppet using assorted materials. No class 6/20. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Thursday 9:30-10:00am 
Location:
 Y Gym
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Justine & Miss Tina

Sensory Explorers (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Get your hands dirty in this sensational sensory class!  Each week, we create sculptures, make clay, form goo and more! This class is perfect for the toddler who likes to dig, mix and mold! No class 6/18. Parent/chaperone participation required.
Tuesday 
9:30-10:00am 
Location:
 Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Tina & Miss Justine

Open Play (Walking - 3yrs)
Open Play is three days a week and for children currently enrolled an Adult/Child class. Shake out your wiggles before your other class begins with this unstructured, supervised free play. No class 5/27, 6/20 or 6/21. Parent/chaperone participation required; one adult per child.
Monday 8:30-9:00 am, Thursday 8:30-9:00 am, Friday 8:30-9:00 am 
Location:
Y Gym
Fee: 
Free with Membership.  Must register for each session.

Silly Science (Walking – 2 ½ yrs)
Tiny scientists love this class where we test experiments and watch how ingredients come together to create surprising reactions. Parents/chaperones participation required.
Not available in Spring.

Language Learners (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Discover new languages in this basic class. Songs, games, and projects will help participants hear and become familiar with various languages. Parents/chaperones participation required.
Not available in Spring.

Auxiliary Academics

Slimy Science (3 - 5 yrs)
Prepare to get messy! This class will introduce children to scientific concepts while getting their hands dirty. Make oobleck and cloud dough, play with gel beads, erupt a volcano and more fun projects. No class 6/19.
Wednesday 10:15-11:00am 
Location:
 Program Center
Fee: $92
Instructor: Miss Tina

Preschool Picassos (3 - 5 yrs)
Each week is brought to you by a new Famous Artist! Young creatives will paint, sculpt and draw their way through Monet, Picasso, Warhol, Michelangelo and more. No class 5/27.
Monday 1:00-1:45pm 
Location:
 Program Center
Fee: $86
Instructor:  Miss Justine

The Art of Comics and Cartooning (K - 2nd Grade) 
Captain America, Spiderman, Batman- all started as ideas and drawings on a page! Learn to design characters, draw figure and sequence storyboards to create a comic book of your own! Together we stretch our drawing muscles and produce some amazing masterpieces. Staff picks up SACC students enrolled at the Program Center and brings to/from class.
Not available in Spring.

Culinary Adventures with Chef Lila

NEW! Itty Bitty Chefs (2 - 3 yrs)
Work together with an adult to create culinary masterpieces with Chef Lila! Taught by a trained chef, children and their adult chaperones explore food preparation techniques as they make a delicious and healthy recipe by the end of each hour to take home. We introduce proper kitchen hygiene and advance children's fine and gross motor skills through measuring, stirring, and kneading. Senses are used to identify foods through tasting, touching, and smelling. We also create a cookbook to try the yummy recipes at home!  Parents/chaperones participation required.
Thursday 10:00-10:45am
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: $114
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea & Miss Kayla

Little Chefs I (3 - 4 yrs)
Our chefs get to the basics in this fun introduction to cooking. Taught by a trained chef, children explore food preparation techniques as they make a delicious and healthy recipe by the end of each hour to take home. We introduce proper kitchen hygiene and advance children's fine and gross motor skills through measuring, stirring, and kneading. Senses are used to identify foods through tasting, touching, and smelling. We also create a cookbook to try the yummy recipes at home!
Wednesday 10:00-11:00am
Thursday 
11:30-12:30pm
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: $152
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea & Miss Kayla

Little Chefs II (4 - 6 yrs)
Our chefs get to the basics in this fun introduction to cooking. Taught by a trained chef, children explore food preparation techniques as they make a delicious and healthy recipe by the end of each hour to take home. We introduce proper kitchen hygiene and advance children's fine and gross motor skills through measuring, stirring, and kneading. Senses are used to identify foods through tasting, touching, and smelling. We also create a cookbook to try the yummy recipes at home!
Wednesday 11:30-12:30pm 
Thursday 
2:00-3:00pm
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: $152
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea (With Miss Kayla on Weds & Miss Tina on Thurs)

Super Foodies (4 - 5 yrs)
Young chefs explore baking and cooking under the guidance of a professional chef to learn advanced cooking skills. Kids discover their own culinary creative side by making a range of recipes, from homemade pasta to fresh-baked pies! We focus on healthy, nutritious eating and introduce your child to a wide variety of fresh ingredients.
Wednesday 
2:00-3:00pm
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee:  $152
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea

Grub Club I (5 - 6 yrs)
Budding chefs explore baking and cooking under the guidance of a professional chef to learn advanced cooking skills. Kids discover their own culinary creative side by making a range of recipes, from homemade pasta to fresh-baked pies! We focus on healthy, nutritious eating and introduce your child to a wide variety of fresh ingredients.
Wednesday 
4:00-5:00pm
Thursday 4:00-5:00pm
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: $152
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea

Grub Club II (7 - 8 yrs)
Budding chefs explore baking and cooking under the guidance of a professional chef to learn advanced cooking skills. Kids discover their own culinary creative side by making a range of recipes, from homemade pasta to fresh-baked pies! We focus on healthy, nutritious eating and introduce your child to a wide variety of fresh ingredients.
Thursday
5:15-6:15pm
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: $152
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea